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    The Spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian Paradigm: A Critique of the Adaptationist Programme.S. J. Gould & R. C. Lewontin - 1979 - In E. Sober (ed.), Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology. The Mit Press. Bradford Books. pp. 73-90.
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  2. The Analysis of Variance and the Analysis of Causes.R. C. Lewontin - 1974 - American Journal of Human Genetics 26:400-11.
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  3. The Organism as the Subject and Object of Evolution.R. C. Lewontin - 1983 - Scientia 77 (18):65.
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  4. The Confusions of Fitness.André Ariew & R. C. Lewontin - 2004 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (2):347-363.
    The central point of this essay is to demonstrate the incommensurability of ‘Darwinian fitness’ with the numeric values associated with reproductive rates used in population genetics. While sometimes both are called ‘fitness’, they are distinct concepts coming from distinct explanatory schemes. Further, we try to outline a possible answer to the following question: from the natural properties of organisms and a knowledge of their environment, can we construct an algorithm for a particular kind of organismic life-history pattern that itself will (...)
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  5. Does Culture Evolve?Joseph Fracchia & R. C. Lewontin - 1999 - History and Theory 38 (4):52–78.
    The drive to describe cultural history as an evolutionary process has two sources. One from within social theory is part of the impetus to convert social studies into "social sciences" providing them with the status accorded to the natural sciences. The other comes from within biology and biological anthropology in the belief that the theory of evolution must be universal in its application to all functions of all living organisms. The social scientific theory of cultural evolution is pre-Darwinian, employing a (...)
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    What Do Population Geneticists Know and How Do They Know It.R. C. Lewontin - 2000 - In Richard Creath & Jane Maienschein (eds.), Biology and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 191--214.
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    Models, Mathematics and Metaphors.R. C. Lewontin - 1963 - Synthese 15 (1):222 - 244.
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    The Price of Metaphor.Joseph Fracchia & R. C. Lewontin - 2005 - History and Theory 44 (1):14–29.
    In his critical response to our skeptical inquiry, “Does Culture Evolve?” , W. G. Runciman affirms that “Culture Does Evolve.” However, we find nothing in his essay that convinces us to alter our initial position. And we must confess that in composing an answer to Runciman, our first temptation was simply to urge those interested to read our original article—both as a basis for evaluating Runciman’s attempted refutation of it and as a framework for reading this essay, which addresses in (...)
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    Polymorphism and Heterosis: Old Wine in New Bottles and Vice Versa.R. C. Lewontin - 1987 - Journal of the History of Biology 20 (3):337-349.
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    Facts and the Factitious in Natural Sciences.R. C. Lewontin - 1991 - Critical Inquiry 18 (1):140-153.
    The problem that confronts us when we try to compare the structure of discourse and explanation in different domains of knowledge is that no one is an insider in more than one field, and insider information is essential. An observer who is not immersed in the practice of a particular scholarship and who wants to understand it is at the mercy of the practitioners. Yet those practitioners are themselves mystified by a largely unexamined communal myth of how scholarship is carried (...)
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    Sociobiology - A Caricature of Darwinism.R. C. Lewontin - 1976 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1976:22 - 31.
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    On Constraints and Adaptation.R. C. Lewontin - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):244-245.
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    Flesh of My Flesh: The Ethics of Cloning Humans a Reader.Gregory E. Pence, George Annas, Stephen Jay Gould, George Johnson, Axel Kahn, Leon Kass, Philip Kitcher, R. C. Lewontin, Gilbert Meilaender, Timothy F. Murphy, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, Chief Justice John Roberts & James D. Watson - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Flesh of My Flesh is a collection of articles by today's most respected scientists, philosophers, bioethicists, theologians, and law professors about whether we should allow human cloning. It includes historical pieces to provide background for the current debate. Religious, philosophical, and legal points of view are all represented.
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    The Structure and Confirmation of Evolution Theory. A Review of Elizabeth A. Lloyd, "The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory". [REVIEW]R. C. Lewontin - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (4):461.
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    How Much Did the Brain Have to Change for Speech?R. C. Lewontin - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):740-741.
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    In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human HeredityDaniel J. Kevles.Robert Olby, R. C. Lewontin & Daniel J. Kevles - 1986 - Isis 77 (2):311-319.
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  17. A Rejoinder to William Wimsatt.R. C. Lewontin - 1994 - In James K. Chandler, Arnold Ira Davidson & Harry D. Harootunian (eds.), Questions of Evidence: Proof, Practice, and Persuasion Across the Disciplines. University of Chicago Press. pp. 504--509.
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    Biology and Social Problems.R. C. Lewontin - 1971 - Zygon 6 (3):192-194.
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    Epilogue: Legitimation Is the Name of the Game.R. C. Lewontin - 2008 - In Oren Harman & Michael Dietrich (eds.), Rebels, Mavericks, and Heretics in Biology. Yale University Press. pp. 372.
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  20. L'organismo come soggetto e oggetto dell'evoluzione.R. C. Lewontin - 1983 - Scientia 77 (18):83.
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  21. No Está En Los Genes. Ed.R. C. Lewontin, S. Rose & L. J. Kamin - forthcoming - Critica.
     
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  22. The Structure and Confirmation of Evolution Theory.R. C. Lewontin - 1991 - Biology and Philosophy 6 (4):461-466.
     
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    Is the New Biology a Tool of Social Repression?Not in Our Genes: Biology, Ideology, and Human Nature.Michael Ruse & R. C. Lewontin - 1984 - Hastings Center Report 14 (6):42.
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